Sergio Urzúa's research has focused on the role of cognitive and noncognitive abilities, and uncertainty as determinants of schooling decisions, labor market outcomes and social behavior. His research in econometrics is mainly concerned with the estimation of selection models with unobserved heterogeneity. Recently, he has analyzed the effects of early endowments on academic and labor market outcomes. His research agenda includes the evaluation of social programs in developing economies.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2009.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7454
published in Economic Journal, 2021, 131 (633), 33-69
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6356
published in: Economic Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 170–172.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4525
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2010, 158 (2), 177-203
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3980
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2010, 156 (1), 27-37
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3565
published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008, 91-92, 9-74
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2320
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006, 88 (3), 389-432